@Stan Galat I was wondering if a gear clamp, the good ones, with sometype of sealant could be done to completely encase the joint and seal it. Kind of like molding a rubber or sillicone encasement. Ear mold silicone the stuff is like unbelievable in keeping a shape.
The hose is the major hose coming from the engine and I am sure that I would have a lot of fun to change it. Just saying.